ISBN-10:
0262570025
ISBN-13:
9780262570022
Pub. Date:
03/15/1964
Publisher:
MIT Press
Computers and the World of the Future

Computers and the World of the Future

by Martin Greenberger
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Writers including Vannevar Bush and Herbert A. Simon discuss the impact of the computer in its first twenty years.Writers discuss the extraordinary growth of the computer in its first twenty years and its use in fields as diverse as medicine and economics, management and physics. Employed in areas once thought to be exclusively the province of the human mind, the computer rendered profound changes in the traditional ways and means of decision making.ContributorsC.P. Snow, Walter A. Rosenblith, Norbert Wiener, Vannevar Bush, Herbert A. Simon, Howard W. Johnson, Marvin L. Minsky, Peter Elias, J. C. R. Licklider, Elting E. Morison, Philip M. Morse, Jay W. Forrester, Grace M. Hopper, Alan J. Perlis, John R. Pierce, Robert C. Sprague, Claude E. Shannon, Charles C. Holt, John G. Kemeny, Donald J. Marquis, Gene M. Amdahl, Sidney S. Alexander, Robert M. Fano, and others

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ISBN-13: 9780262570022
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 03/15/1964
Series: MIT Press Series
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.37(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

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